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Rates up last week despite falling volumes from hurricane

Rates up last week despite falling volumes from hurricane

According to DAT, rates were up last week, but volumes were down, very likely contributed to Hurricane Matthew, reports DAT Trends.

Diesel up today 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389; oil up to nearly $49 a barrel

Diesel up today 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389; oil up to nearly $49 a barrel

Truckers in most of the United States today saw diesel prices increased from last week, with the national on-highway average up 7 tenths of a penny to $2.389 a gallon compared with $2.382 last week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Trucks without drivers, drivers without jobs around the corner, FTR analyst says

Trucks without drivers, drivers without jobs around the corner, FTR analyst says

Autonomous trucks are coming, and it’s going to change everything. So says Noël Perry, truck and transportation expert at transport analyst firm FTR. He spoke recently at FTR’s annual conference in Indianapolis.

Truckstop.com releases rate platform and benchmarking tool

Truckstop.com releases rate platform and benchmarking tool

NEW PLYMOUTH, Idaho — Truckstop.com has released Rate Analysis, a rate platform that allows customers in the transportation industry to use market data and their rate history to make quick and data-driven decisions on their shipping rates.

NAFTA freight value decreases for 19 straight months; July down 10 percent

NAFTA freight value decreases for 19 straight months; July down 10 percent

July cross-border freight decreased 10 percent in value from the same month last year to $83.7 billion, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported September 22.

Wages replace fuel as the highest carrier average marginal cost

Wages replace fuel as the highest carrier average marginal cost

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) said its findings of its 2016 update to “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking” showed a decline in the average marginal costs per mile and that wages have replaced fuel as the highest cost.

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